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Punk On Film Season Coming To Cork City

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Punk On Film at Triskel Christchurch 19- 22 July is a film season celebrating the legacy of the seminal punk movement that epitomises late 70’s Britain. The Damned: Don’t You Wish We Were Dead is a programme highlight with director Wes Orshoski at Triskel on Tuesday 21 July to introduce the screening. The Sex Pistols documentary The Filth and The Fury, the 1977 film Punk In London and Rude Boy, the part fiction – part rockumentary film about The Clash, are also part of the season. “I’m really honored to be bringing The Damned: Don’t You Wish We Were Dead to Cork, and to the Triskel,” says New York based filmmaker Wes Orshoski. “This screening will happen in the middle of a bucket-list tour of Ireland for me, and I can’t wait to meet some punk fans in Cork and trade stories. Any and all U2 stories are welcome!” The
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Julie Delpy to Direct Biopic The Right Profile on Joe Strummer, Lead Vocalist of The Clash

Julie Delpy to Direct Biopic The Right Profile on Joe Strummer, Lead Vocalist of The Clash
After we reported that Julie Delpy will be writing/starring in a third film in the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset series, news broke on the Oscar-nominated actress’s next project. Delpy will direct the biopic of Joe Strummer, the frontman for English punk band “The Clash.” The production by Simon Halfon (Sleuth) has been titled The Right Profile after a track on “London Calling,” the band’s 1979 album. The biopic will obviously portray Strummer’s life, but will focus on his planned disappearance from the public eye soon before the release of their 1982 album, “Combat Rock.” Strummer tragically passed away in December of 2002, a month prior to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with “The Clash.” Hit the jump for more on The Right Profile. Variety reports that Delpy may not just direct, but could also star in the biopic. The French actress tends to act
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Interview: Azazel Jacobs on "Momma's Man"

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By Aaron Hillis

Last December, I met filmmaker Azazel Jacobs at a coffee shop just down the street from the Tribeca loft he grew up in, and where his parents . avant-garde cinema icon Ken Jacobs and longtime collaborator Flo . still rent. Though he now lives in L.A.'s Echo Park neighborhood, Aza was back in NYC for final tweaking on his third feature, "Momma's Man," before its unveiling at Sundance '08. The reason for our meeting was mostly professional, as Benten Films (a DVD label I run with film blogger Andrew Grant) had fallen in love with Jacobs' previous film, "The GoodTimesKid," starring his real-life girlfriend Sara Diaz, "I'm Going to Explode" writer/director Gerardo Naranjo, and himself. (Benten will release "The GoodTimesKid" in early 2009, so let the shilling stop here).

Several months later, after a distribution deal with ThinkFilm fell through and Kino picked up the slack, "Momma's Man
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Haynes' Superstar tops Timeout's Top 50 list

[/link] - the folks over at Time Out (London) brought their collective of film and music critics together to chart the top films pertaining to music legend. The Top 50 list manages to make no mention of a recent Hollywood-ized bio-tales of Ray Charles and Johnny Cash (thank you!) and from the chunk of films that I have seen the positioning seems a propos. Todd Haynes' who has his Dylan creation coming out soon tops this list with one of my favorite films from the helmer in Superstar: the Karen Carpenter Story. Personally I would have found space another Da Pennebaker film in Depeche Mode 101 and Grant Gee's Meeting People is Easy - a brilliant Radiohead doc. Here's the top 50 list -1 Superstar: the Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes, 1987)2 Don't Look Back (Da Pennebaker, 1967)3 Gimme Shelter (David Maysles/Albert Maysles/Charlotte Zwerin,
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